Friday, May 20, 2016

White House Down? Nope, StackOverflow Down

Chances are that you are tech saavy and have some knowledge about programming or high school algebra.

First lets me extend or define the word "Programmer" - [the word commonly used to refer to someone who codes].

A programmer is someone who has one time or the other during his/her career, passed through the site StackOverFlow [forgive the capitalization of S,O,F] either to borrow, check, contribute, ascertain or peek in to contents of the site for some purpose related to programming.

Well technically that should be an inclusive definition for programmers therefore when something happens to that special site.....

a glimpse of our white house [stackoverflow] on a normal day: 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More than Pings, Little things you don't know about the ICMP Protocol - A Hackers Introductory Note on ICMP

Internet Control Message Protocol - ICMP 

If you are relatively new or in-experienced in the Networking field, your first guess at the mention of ICMP protocol would be "Ahaa, the protocol that the Ping command is based on" and you might further define it as a protocol for testing network reachability - Dont worry you are partially correct but I'll pardon you for belittling the great ICMP to just a network tester.

Also, if you are relatively experienced, chances are that you will say something like "ICMP is an error-reporting mechanism in the IP layer.
Me: Well yeah error reporting mechanism - Why do you say error reporting or what makes it an error reporting mechanism?
You: "Every where goes mute"